Worn Alcantatra trim on Spec ED.2.0T Q
Just wondering if anyone with an a4 special edition with the part alcantara steering wheel and gear knob is having any wear issue.Is this a known fault,because after only a few months my gear knob started to wear and is now black and shiny,no material left at all and the steering wheel is going the same way.The car has only done 7000 miles and is valeted weekly.JHas anyone else had a problem? the dealer is looking at some pics I emailed them in the next few days,but would like to be forewarned if someone else has claimed under warranty.Many thanks.
WORN ALCANTARA TRIM A4 Q SPEC ED
YES I EXPECTED IT TO WEAR AS WELL,BUT HAD IT BEEN LEATHER AS PER PREVIOUS SPECIAL EDITIONS,THIS WOULD NOT LOOK ANYWHERE NEAR AS BAD.WHAT I WANT TO KNOW IS HAS ANYONE TRIED TO CLAIM UNDER WARRANTY,AS ANYTHING THAT LASTS FOR AN UNREASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME IS UNFIT FOR ITS PURPOSE,IF EVERYONE JUST PUTS UP WITH IT THEY WILL NEVER KNOW THERE IS A PROBLEM.WITH REGARDS TO THE VALETER,HE IS A LISCENSED ZYMOL DETAILER,VERY HIGHLY TRAINED AND HAS THE COMMON SENSE NOT TO CLEAN ALCANTARA,IT IS PRETTY OBVIOUS ANY ATTEMPT TO CLEAN IT WOULD RUIN IT ANYWAY,SO NO HE HAS NOT BEEN NEAR IT WITH THE KIWI!!:rolleyes:
Worn alcantara trim a4 spec ed.
Sorry forgot the caps lock was on again! We have actually tried to clean the material with some all purpose cleaner,but to no avail,and he and I just think it is owrn rather than dirty.Will post up what the dealer says in a few days.Ideally they will replace it with the all leather one and same with the wheel,as it will only happen again.Had the same problem with a Lancia integrale years ago,but as it was a Lancia I was just grateful it did not fall apart! Will update when i have some news.Thanks again and no offence taken,it is nice to have some help from from everyone.